Thrive DC is really excited to announce our newest member, Kelly Close! She is taking over for Greg Rockwell, who is moving on to become our Community Relations Manager. We had the chance to sit down with Kelly for a few minutes and ask the hard hitting questions: What made you start volunteering at Thrive DC?
5 Things You Should Know About the Homeless Population in DC There are over 7,000 homeless individuals in DC, but only 5,000 emergency shelter beds. While DC General stays open, there are around 5,000 emergency shelter beds. DC has the obligation to provide shelter for all homeless individuals when it’s a Cold Emergency
More Than 82 Million Dollars Is Needed To Fix Housing In DC In response to the daunting problem of affordable housing in DC, our Mayor has mounted an admirable 82.2 million dollar effort to preserve and create approximately 804 units of affordable housing. This housing is designed for residents making between 30-80% below the area
Last week we had “Snowzilla” which dumped over 2 ft of snow over DC. We spent a lot of time on Friday making sure our clients had what they needed to make it through the weekend in terms of food, blankets, coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Thank you to everyone who sent us supplies to meet the
Dear Thrive DC Community, You may not know about DDOT’s proposal to eliminate some key bus stops along the 16th St. S-bus route, including Newton Street. This would be a painful blow to the community we serve, especially the elderly and disabled clients who rely on our services, and for who a bus stop at our doorstep
The US just released thousands of inmates in the largest one-time prison release in history. What’s next for those on the outside? Jim Spellman reports from CCTV America. For a personal look at what life is like post incarceration, he interviews James from Thrive DC. James participated in Thrive DC’s Real Opportunity Program, and recently started
At Thrive DC we have great respect for our clients. They are survivors! Their story matters. They fight back despite a lack of shelter and face challenge after challenge, often with no network to lend support. For first time volunteers, it can be hard to see our clients for who they are underneath the surface